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2016.03.22 23:50:33

In an interview with Fox News, reacting to the attacks in Brussels, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he "would close up" the US borders. "We are lax and we are foolish."

  Brussels | Donald Trump
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2016.03.22 23:41:06

Peter Altmaier, the chief of staff of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has tweeted "terrorists will never win" as he called for solidarity with Belgium.

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2016.03.22 23:38:32

Speaking from Paris, French President Francois Hollande has just told reporters that "terrorists struck Brussels, but it was Europe that was targeted".

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2016.03.22 23:37:55

Maelbeek eyewitness: "I saw people running out of the EU building which 50 meters from the metro station," Isabelle Botos says. "There was a lot of panic, medical people were running around, everyone was asked to step aside and stay inside."

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2016.03.22 23:20:57

Facebook activates its "safety check" system to help people check on friends and loved ones following the attacks in Brussels.

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2016.03.22 23:20:08

Brussels transit spokesman Guy Sablon says at least 15 people were killed and 55 wounded in the attack at Maelbeek metro station.

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2016.03.22 23:14:35

The death toll at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels is at 15, Belgian media say.

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2016.03.22 23:13:58

Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw calls the blasts in Brussels "terrorist attacks".

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2016.03.22 23:13:20

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says "what we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks".

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2016.03.22 22:57:11

Brussels police spokesperson Christian De Coninck confirms that there were deaths at the Maelbeek police station near the EU headquarters: "There are victims, serious injury, people have died. I have no idea yet on the numbers of injured or dead."

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2016.03.22 22:56:24

French authorities decide to reinforce security at airports, train stations and metros after the attacks in Brussels.

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2016.03.22 22:55:49

Tom, an intern working at the Brussels airport, says: "When I heard the first explosion, a lot of people started screaming and running. When I heard the second explosion, which was about 30 seconds after the first one, everything got chaotic; I could see panic on everyone's face, blood on their bodies."

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2016.03.22 22:55:02

European Council President Donald Tusk says he is "appalled by the bombings this morning at Zavantem airport and the European district in Brussels which have cost several innocent lives and injured many others".

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2016.03.22 22:54:18

Ten people killed after explosion in Brussels metro, Belgian public broadcaster VRT reports.

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2016.03.22 22:53:30

French President Francois Hollande calls emergency meeting of senior government ministers after the Brussels blasts.

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2016.03.22 22:52:44

Belgium's federal prosecutor says the deadly explosions at Brussels airport were carried out by a suicide bomber, broadcasters VTM and RTBF report.

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2016.03.22 22:51:56

Eye witness at Zaventem airport tells APTN: "We were having lunch on the fourth floor and then suddenly heard a loud first explosion ... Then, after a few seconds, there was a second large explosion; many injured were lying near the checkout desk on the ground."

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2016.03.22 22:50:57

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says Belgium has "again been hit by cowardly and murderous attacks. Our hearts go out to the victims and next of kin. The Netherlands stands ready to help and support our southern neighbours in any possible way."

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2016.03.22 22:50:05

Ian McCafferty, witness at Maelbeek metro station, says: "People started running when they saw smoke coming. The point of these attacks is to make you live in fear but I refuse to."

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2016.03.22 22:48:38

Blasts rocked the Brussels airport and a metro station in the Belgian capital, killing at least 13 people and injuring many others, police have said.

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